Might as Well: overcoming grad school purgatory

Grad school purgatory, as I've decided to call it, is rough.  It's that time many of us experience between our defense and our final draft of our thesis or dissertation, where most of the pressure is off, but you're still not in the clear.  Your defense is arguably the most stressful moment of graduate school: … Continue reading Might as Well: overcoming grad school purgatory

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The Great Unveiling

I've succumbed. I told myself I never would.  I'm a Google fanatic.  I love having one place for everything of mine. But man, WordPress is slick. I've made the move from Blogger to WordPress.  I'm not disappearing, by any means, I'll just be updating the Wondering Wanderer from here now.  Please, please, please don't leave me … Continue reading The Great Unveiling

A Long Goodbye

This is my final summer working in middle Georgia with the bear project, and my final summer as a graduate student. In 2013, I wrote a blog about coming here; much of my sentiments could be reversed in this post. This is my fourth summer here, and I could fill a book with everything I … Continue reading A Long Goodbye

Unless

This day comes around every year, and every year it makes me nostalgic for kid's books, summers rolling in the grass, and a strong sense of discomfort.  Seems a strange combination, no?Today is March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Every year on this day, I read The Lorax, and every year that book and what it … Continue reading Unless

Zugunruhe

October is only six days old, and yet it feels like an old friend greeting me with open arms.  With it comes orange leaves, crisp breezes, and Oktoberfest--Okay, so let's forgive the fact that the München festival is over...and just pretend that Oktoberfest actually happens in October--Thoughts of that festival always bring me back to my … Continue reading Zugunruhe